Bovine Veterinarian
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FAO: better ruminant efficiency is critical
Best dressed winter calves
BCS and gestation (video)
BQA certification – online tools
Alumbaugh joins PorkNetwork
AVC grants and Armstrong Scholarship
DocTalk tackles euthanasia
Calf morbidity and mortality
Technology and values focus of NIAA meeting
Veterinary Biologics Training in May

FAO FAO: better ruminant efficiency is critical
Between 1977 and 2007, the U.S. beef industry produced 12% more beef from 30% fewer cattle, used 19% less feed and left a 16% reduction in the estimated carbon footprint. While it is staggering in terms of increased efficiency, worldwide, ruminant feed efficiency must improve to meet demands of a growing global population, says a report by the FAO. Read More
Best dressed winter calves
Newborn calves at some of the farms of veterinarian Simon Timmermans, DVM, MS, Sibley, Iowa, are fashionably warm in the winter by wearing thrift store clothing. Read More
BCS and gestation
Bob Larson, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACT, Dipl. ACVPM, Kansas State University, discusses the beef cow’s different nutritional requirements depending on her stage of gestation. Watch video
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BQA BQA certification — online tools
Today’s consumers want to know more about where their food comes from and how it was raised, and those conversations are happening in our local and virtual communities. The beef checkoff-funded Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) program can be a positive influence on this conversation, as it provides research, training and certification that helps farmers, ranchers and dairymen — your clients — provide the best care for their cattle. Read More
 
BQA BQA — join the team
Becoming BQA-certified shows you’re committed to our industry. The online courses fit most schedules and are easy to do at home. Get certified — it shows others that you’re doing things right. Start today by visiting BQA.org/team.
 
Alumbaugh joins PorkNetwork as editor, brand champion
JoAnn Alumbaugh joins Vance Publishing Corporation as Editor and Brand Champion of PorkNetwork on Jan. 18. Alumbaugh has a proven track record in communications, marketing and editorial management. Read More
AVC grants and Armstrong Scholarship
Attention veterinary students! There is still time to apply for Academy of Veterinary Consultants externship grants as well as the Dr. Douglas A. Armstrong Scholarship, but you must act fast — the deadline is Jan. 31. Read More
 
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DocTalk DocTalk tackles euthanasia
The popular DocTalk show featuring Kansas State University’s Dan Thomson, PhD, DVM, covers the sensitive topic of humane euthanasia of downed animals in this week’s episode. Read More
Calf morbidity and mortality
Beef calf morbidity and mortality is a multifactorial issue, Kansas State University’s Mike Sanderson, DVM, Dipl. ACT, Dipl. ACVPM, told more than100 veterinarians, producers and students at last week’s 2013 Cow-Calf at Kansas State University. Read More
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That was one of the questions that was tackled, wrestled with and given a beat-down at the November National Institute for Animal Agriculture's "One Health Approach to Antimicrobial Use & Resistance: A Dialogue for a Common Purpose" symposium. Check out this article and more in the January issue of Bovine Veterinarian.
Technology and values focus of NIAA meeting
With the world’s population projected to reach more than 9 billion by 2050, the challenge of feeding a growing global population is daunting. This year’s National Institute for Animal Agriculture’s (NIAA) Annual Conference, April 15-17 in Louisville, Ky., will focus on two key factors — technology and values — that need to marry to make feeding the world’s growing global population a consumer-acceptable reality. Read More
Veterinary Biologics Training in May
The Veterinary Biologics Training Program is held annually for professionals in veterinary vaccine and diagnostic test development and regulatory agencies. This course provides an overview of the scientific principles of immunology and vaccinology; and the USDA regulatory process for assuring the purity, safety, potency and efficacy of veterinary biologics. Read More
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